NASCAR One & Done Picks for Atlanta

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The NASCAR Cup Series will take a break from short track racing to get back a 1.5-mile track Sunday. The haulers will make the four-hour ride down I-85 from Charlotte to Atlanta this week. This will be the fifth race on an intermediate track this season so the race should be easier to predict than the mess at Bristol. The Folds of Honor Quick Trip 500 can be Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on Fox.

Last Race: The race at Bristol sucked for the One & Done pick. I really thought Matt Dibenedetto would have competed for a top-10 finish at his best track but it did not work out that way. The No. 21 car had mechanical failure and finished 31st. That puts the picks in a hole I am not happy to be in. I really need to nail this next couple of races to gain the ground I lost at Bristol.

Here are my picks for the Folds of Honor Quick Trip 500

Pick Driver Once

Pick Driver Twice
Race Driver Result Race Driver

Result

Daytona

David Ragan 4th Daytona Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 20th
Las Vegas Ross Chastain 27th Las Vegas Joey Logano

1st

Auto Club

Ryan Blaney 19th Auto Club Ryan Blaney 19th
Phoenix Kevin Harvick 2nd Phoenix Kevin Harvick

2nd

Darlington

Brad Keselowski 13th Darlington Brad Keselowski 13th
Darlington Erik Jones 5th Darlington Erik Jones

5th

Charlotte

Martin Truex Jr. 6th Charlotte Martin Truex Jr. 6th
Charlotte Alex Bowman 31st Charlotte Alex Bowman

31st

Bristol

Matt DiBenedetto 31st Bristol Kurt Busch 7th
Atlanta Clint Bowyer ? Atlanta Chase Elliott

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Martinsville

Martinsville
Homestead

Homestead

Talladega

Talladega

 

My One & Done Pick for Atlanta: Kurt Busch

I was really hoping that Kurt Busch would have drawn one of the top four spots for the race Sunday. Of course he picked the worst spot he could get… 12th. This is a 500-mile race so I am not too worried about it. Atlanta is the best track for Busch. He has finished 3rd, 8th, 7th and 4th since 2014 at the track. I expect another top-10 finish for Busch.

 

Good luck this week!

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